WOCAD's BellaNet International has received a Certificate of recognition from the Council of Europe's Pompidou Group!
Certificate of recognition for innovative work in drug prevention with the active involvement of youth.
Delivered by the jury of European Drug Prevention Prize 2010 to WOCADs BellaNet International
The European Drug Prevention Prize 2010 received 80 applications, and WOCAD's BellaNet International was included in the final shortlist and received a Certificate of recognition:
"...extremely impressed by your project and both its scope and reach. They particularly liked its clear focus on a particular target group and the development of activities appropriate for girls. The Jury also liked the fact that drug education was embedded in a healthy lifestyle approach and that there was also a focus on enhancing self-esteem. They recognised the importance of teenage girls having a chance to discuss these issues without boys present and they liked the method book for group leaders..."
WOCAD's project The National/International Network for Girl group leaders started in 2004 with funds from the National Board of Health and Welfare. The Network connects girl group leaders from all of Sweden's 21 counties as well as international members.
The project's internetforum www.bellanet.se for girl group leaders makes it possible for leaders to exchange experiences, knowledge and advice. The internetforum was opened to international members in June 2009, when it was validated by the EU-commission, as an activity in the European Action on Drugs (EAD).